The founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo has advised Christians in Nigeria to be united in the face of the challenges facing them in the country.
Oyedepo spoke on Friday in Jos at the funeral of Rev. Isaac Oyebamiji, General Overseer, Chapel of Mercy.
The religious leader said the progress of society depends on the unity and love of people of faith.
Oyedepo said the challenges facing the country could be surmounted if Christians start speaking with one voice.
‘It is high time Christians in Nigeria begin to speak with one voice’, he said.
‘Nigeria is going through a lot because we refused to unite; we have refused to learn to live together.
‘The unity of Christians is very important for the growth and development of this country.’
Oyedepo described the deceased as a man of God who lived well.
The Winners’ Chapel founder urged the family members to hold on to the legacies Oyebamiji left behind.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday condemned the resort to self-help by a mob, resulting in violence, destruction, and killing of Miss Deborah Samuel in Sokoto State.
Samuel, a second-year student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, was killed on Thursday following an allegation that she had blasphemed Muhammad (SAW), the prophet of Islam.
In a statement by his media aide, Garba Shehu, President Buhari said the news of the killing of the young lady by fellow students was a matter of concern.
He, therefore, demanded an impartial, extensive probe into all that happened before and during the incident.
The President stated that Muslims all over the world demand respect for the holy prophets, including Isah (Alaihissalaam, Jesus Christ) and Muhammad (SAW).
He, however, explained that where transgressions occur, as alleged to be the case in this instance, the law does not allow anyone to take matters into their hands.